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Dallas sniper attack: All-clear issued at police headquarters

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Dallas police officials have issued an all-clear after searching for a suspicious person in a parking garage next to its headquarters.

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department tightened security after receiving an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city.

The department says on Twitter that it searched the garage with officers and dogs to ensure a report of a suspicious person was thoroughly investigated.

The city is on edge since a sniper opened fire on officers guiding a protest march two days ago, killing five officers.

6:50 p.m.

Dallas police officials say officers are searching for a suspicious person in a parking garage next to its headquarters.

The police department also asked media not to broadcast live near the headquarters for the safety of officers. They say the headquarters building is not on lockdown and that no shots have been fired. They also say SWAT officers set off a device to enter a locked fence.

A nearby light rail station also was closed. The Dallas Transit agency cited "police activity."

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security.

The city is on edge since a sniper opened fire on officers guiding a protest march two days ago, killing five officers.

6:25 p.m.

At least two Dallas Police Department buildings are now blocked off, with numerous police vehicles and armed officers outside.

Officers in helmets carrying rifles were outside the buildings Saturday evening. Police also are standing outside a building behind police headquarters.

It wasn't immediately clear what police are investigating. Maj. Thomas Castro says several general threats have been made against Dallas police, though nothing specific.

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security.

5:50 p.m.

Dallas police officials say officers are searching for a suspicious person in a parking garage next to its headquarters.

The police department also asked media not to broadcast live near the headquarters for the safety of officers. They say the headquarters building is not on lockdown and that no shots have been fired. They also say SWAT officers set off a device to enter a locked fence.

A nearby light rail station also was closed. The Dallas Transit agency cited "police activity."

A Dallas police spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that the department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has tightened security.

The city is on edge since a sniper opened fire on officers guiding a protest march two days ago, killing five officers.

Original story

Dallas police headquarters is on lockdown due to what ABC News is calling "a credible and serious threat against police."

"The Dallas Police Department received an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city and has taken precautionary measures to heightened security," Dallas Police said in a statement.

The lockdown was put into place around 4 p.m.

Snipers are on the roof and a SWAT team armored vehicle positioned outside the building.

Multiple media outlets in Dallas are reporting the threat is from a Houston group that is coming to Dallas with the intent to kill officers. Those same outlets are also reporting that at least one member of the Houston group was spotted in the DFW area.

The threat comes the day after a sniper shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others in downtown Dallas following a peaceful protest over police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Mississippi..


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